Hawaii studies mask use, economic rebound not expected for many months, UH football to resume, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Grocery shopping in Hawaii during COVID-19 ©2020 All Hawaii News Hawaii leads effort in study of mask use. Hawaii is breaking ground in trying to stop the spread of COVID-19. Officials said that it is the first state to track the percentage of residents wearing masks in public. Significant 2021 Hawaii economy rebound not in the forecast. Hawaii residents should not expect any meaningful broad recovery in the state economy until the middle of next year. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Businesses A...
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Another Day In The Life

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Let Your Story Be Told

  Let your story be told in words that sing the notes that brought you here, with melodies that weave your days into song. Let us hear it, all the notes hi and lows, and the note that carried you through. Please, I want to hear about you: Do you cook, do you play a sport, are you suffering, do you care for your parents, are you married, do you have a dream, a poem, a hobby, are you longing for something, how are you today and yesterday, what is the weather like, do you plant a garden, have a se...
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Chinta Ria Buddha Love, Darling Square

Chinta Ria, the long standing Malaysian restaurant reopened up in February 2020 but at a new location in Darling Square. It may be a new home for the Sydney favourite but the enormous 3 metre high buddha is back. Chef and restaurateur Simon Goh has a range of new dishes as well as the Chinta Ria classics. All in time for the Mid Autumn Moon Festival in September and October!
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24 of the weirdest and most unique McDonald's restaurants in the world

This McDonald's restaurant in Australia is designed in the art deco style of the 1920s and '30s. Tim McRae/Getty Images McDonald's operates more than 34,000 restaurants worldwide in 118 countries, but some locations are more uniquely designed than others. Around the world, McDonald's restaurants can be found inside historic train stations, decommissioned planes, and even century-old colonial mansions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. McDonald's restaurants are am...
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Qantas sells decommissioned 747 airplane bar carts, stocked

Qantas airline retired its fleet of Boeing 747 airplanes and listed several fully-stocked bar carts for sale to the public. Starting at US$685 (or 169,000 Qantas frequent flier points), the carts sold out in an instant. From their shopping site: Enjoy drinks' service at home with a fully stocked bar cart from a retired Qantas 747. — Read the rest
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Quantas sells decommissioned 747 airplane bar carts, stocked

Quantas airline retired its fleet of Boeing 747 airplanes and listed several fully-stocked bar carts for sale to the public. Starting at US$685 (or 169,000 Quantus frequent flier points), the carts sold out in an instant. From their shopping site: Enjoy drinks' service at home with a fully stocked bar cart from a retired Qantas 747. — Read the rest
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Oil falls on mounting COVID-19 cases, supply concerns | Reuters

Oil falls on mounting COVID-19 cases, supply concerns | Reuters:Oil edged lower on Friday, falling more than 2% on the week as COVID-19 cases surged globally and oil supply is set to rise in coming weeks.Brent crude futures LCOc1 settled at $41.92 a barrel, down 2 cents, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 lost 6 cents to $40.25 a barrel.Brent dropped 2.9% for the week and WTI sunk 2.1%“There is this second wave of fear overhanging the oil market at this point and that’s ...
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A minimalist mountaintop home is Aspen's most expensive sale this year at nearly $32 million — take a look inside

Courtesy Coldwell Banker A 7-bedroom home that sold for $31.85 million last month is Aspen's most expensive home sale this year, according to listing agency Coldwell Banker. Aspen, Colorado, an affluent ski town, has become a hotspot for wealthy Americans looking to relocate during the pandemic. Take a look inside 34 Placer Lane, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, and stunning views of the Rockies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   A seven-bedr...
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Travel: Ready to return to Vegas? Here’s what’s new

If what happens in Vegas really stays in Vegas, then there’d be no worry of bringing COVID-19 back home after your southern Nevada getaway. Alas, the famous slogan doesn’t apply to contagious diseases. That’s why the novel coronavirus pandemic is no joke even in a city crawling in comedy clubs, not that anyone can take in a show just yet. But after months of being uncharacteristically lifeless, the vast majority of casinos, hotels, restaurants and stores are back in business downtown and along t...
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Despite Travel Realities, Scott Keyes of Scott’s Cheap Flights Says His Audience Is Still Engaged

Frequently, flyers know Scott Keyes on a first-name basis. The founder of Scott's Cheap Flights, a newsletter that fulfills the very promise of its name, Keyes considers himself a "friend who happens to be a flight expert" to an audience of nearly 2 million, helping users save on international flights. But, in the midst of...
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The CEO of air taxi firm Hopscotch Air sees the pandemic as an opportunity to replace airlines as they abandon regional routes – here's how he plans to do it

Hopscotch Air operates a fleet of four Cirrus SR-20/22 series aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider New York's Hopscotch Air is an air taxi firm that seeks to offer a cost-efficient alternative to aircraft charter with piston-powered aircraft. CEO Andrew Schmertz has been using the downturn as a way to reimagine his operation and how air taxis can be used to fill the void left by regional airlines. New travel trends show the wealthy flying more infrequently but also using the air taxis...
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Insights on International Hospitality Executive recruitment In the context of the COVID-19 crisis | By Helene Bouyer

As an Executive Search firm, specializing in the Hospitality industry, Tovalea team members have been in close contact with a number of clients and candidates during the Covid-19 crisis. Valérie Bisch recently published an interesting article about the trends - French speakers, please do not hesitate to visit our website (link below).
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UNWTO supports EBRD’s web tool for green technologies

The EBRD and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are joining forces to promote sustainable tourism, accelerate the transfer of climate finance and make green technologies more accessible for the tourism sector through the Bank's online shopping-style platform Green Technology Selector.
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Sonesta Portfolio Grows With Two New Hotels In Dallas

Sonesta International Hotels Corporation is excited to introduce two new branded and managed hotels in Dallas - Sonesta Suites Dallas Park Central and Sonesta ES Suites Dallas Park Central, expanding the company's national footprint in this key business and tourism destination. With the addition of these two hotels today, Sonesta has over 60 properties managed in the United States and over 80 operating worldwide. The two new Sonesta hotels in Dallas bring the total to six managed properti...
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Quiche au houmous

Le houmous est une excellente tartinade à servir à l’apéro, à consommer en tant que snack, en tartines, en sandwichs… mais dans ma cuisine, c’est avant tout un ingrédient à part entière. Comme une sauce tomate ou un pesto, par exemple. L’idéeLire la suite [Author: MamRanClea09]
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Update COVID-19 Hotel Attributes On 3rd Party Websites | By Sonya Taylor

Every webinar, training, and travel-related article has heavily leaned on the notion that making travelers feel safe while staying in your hotel or visiting your city is how we will get our occupancy back up.
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U.S. hotel profitability improvements slow in August

Improvements in U.S. hotel profitability metrics slowed in August, according to STR's latest monthly P&L data release. In a year-over-year comparison with August 2019, the industry reported the following:
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Marriott falls behind on payments for 122 hotels, property owner says

The owner of more than 100 Marriott hotel properties is threatening to terminate its agreement with the chain and re-brand the properties with another company due to a payment shortfall.
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From the Archives: US Elections are a Sideshow

The dictionary definition of a sideshow is “a minor show offered in addition to a main exhibition (as of a circus); an incidental diversion or spectacle.” I think all elections are sideshows. I used to consider them as mostly innocuous but I have been persuaded that they are actually a significant part of the pernicious … Continue reading "From the Archives: US Elections are a Sideshow"
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Corona Launches Eco-Friendly Platform to Support Colombia’s Tourism Industry

The most popular tourist destinations in Colombia are often bustling year round with couples, families and business partners. But circumstances have been atypical this year, and Colombia has been largely closed to travelers. According to database Statista, the hotel occupancy rate in Colombia in March 2019 was 64.9%, compared to 14.9% in March 2020 after...
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The rise of the 'half-tourist' who combines work with a change of scene

Covid-19 has accelerated the decline of the office, but not everyone wants to work from home. We look at travel firms catering to the growing number of nomadic workersUntil the pandemic the term “remote worker” conjured up an image of a young hipster lugging a Mac around a But when coronavirus forced half of the UK to work from home back in April, a whole new cohort of people, who had spent their entire careers in an office, realised that working from different locations was a real possibility....
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India’s NCRB to test automated facial recognition system on ‘mask-wearing’ faces

You are reading it here first: The National Crime Records Bureau will ask companies looking to bid for the controversial Automated Facial Recognition System to showcase that their facial recognition system can identify mask-wearing faces. This, despite studies showing that face masks severely reduce the accuracy rates of facial recognition systems. The NCRB also said that if a system fails to recognise mask-wearing faces, then the bidder’s system will lose marks during evaluation. The AFRS will ...
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Interview: IAMAI is in “constant deliberation” with MIB and MEITY over self-regulation of streaming services

The self-regulation code that streaming services like Hotstar, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, ZEE5, and Sony LIV recently signed, “is a self-regulation code, it’s not a policy document that the government has introduced,” Tarun Katial, ZEE5 CEO and head of the Digital Entertainment Committee at the Internet and Mobile Association of India said. “We’re in constant deliberation with both MIB and MEITY. They are well aware of the code,” he said. Katial was responding to a question on whether the ...
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Parliament Watch: Confusing, indirect answers from govt during Week 2

When the government doesn’t want to tell you something, it won’t, even if it is the Parliament that’s asking. Over the second week of the Parliament’s Monsoon Session, MPs asked the government for data on various subjects  — on the effect of internet shutdowns in Jammu & Kashmir, number of blocked websites, effect of pandemic on startups and so on.  But, the government either didn’t have the required data, or it submitted confusing answers that raised more questions than they answered.  Mea...
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23 Hotel Cocktails To Make This Fall

Nothing goes better with crisp air and a cozy sweater than a fall cocktail. Whether your seasonal preference be pumpkin spice, sweet chestnuts or tart apples, we found Forbes Travel Guide-approved hotel bars that will help you capture those flavors in a glass.
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Preferred Hotels & Resorts Announces Winners of Annual Awards of Excellence and GIFTTS Pineapple Award Initiatives

Preferred Hotels & Resorts - the world's largest independent hotel brand - is pleased to announce the winners of its annual Preferred Awards of Excellence and GIFTTS Pineapple Award initiatives. These awards recognize independent hotels and individual hoteliers represented within the brand's worldwide portfolio that went above and beyond in their commitment to delivering meaningful travel experiences and selfless acts of genuine hospitality to their guests and local communities in 2019.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wowie Na Pali + New testing option with Hawaiian Airlines

Mahalo to Julia Gallati-Bendel for sharing this stunning shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Julia’s photo is of the Na Pali Coast on Kauai. This view can be enjoyed from a hike of the Kalalau Trail, which can be quite a challenge, but also very rewarding with views like this one. Happy Aloha Friday! — Now for some new Hawaii travel information in this season of the virus… Today, Hawaiian Airlines announced their own testing program. Per their press release, Hawaiian Airlines is making it eas...
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Wyndham Goes High Impact, Low Contact with New Mobile App: Introduces Lightning Book and In-Stay Features with Drive-to Travel on the Rise

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, the world's largest hotel franchising company with more than 9,000 hotels across approximately 90 countries, today announced the arrival of its new mobile app for iOS and Android, combining best-in-class design with personal experiences, account management, gamification and more.
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Aloha Friday Photo: Wowie Na Pali

Mahalo to Julia Gallati-Bendel for sharing this stunning shot with us for Aloha Friday Photos. Julia’s photo is of the Na Pali Coast on Kauai. This view can be enjoyed from a hike of the Kalalau Trail, which can be quite a challenge, but also very rewarding with views like this one. Happy Aloha Friday! The post Aloha Friday Photo: Wowie Na Pali appeared first on Go Visit Hawaii.
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